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Article: Could A Floating Asteroid Belt Colony Save All Of Humankind?

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    I have to say, there's definitely scope for both a colony on Mars but also in orbit of the sun as well.

    I can understand the apprehension about people not growing correctly on Mars due to the lack of gravity, however the human race is very adaptable, so I don't think it'd cause that much of a problem in the long term
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    About 4 years ago now I had the opportunity to attend a talk by Dr. Stanley Love, a NASA scientist and astronault, on the logistics of sending a manned mission to Mars. To send just a small crew there and back again, we'd need a spacecraft roughly the size of the International Space Station (or bigger if launched from Earth and not orbit), extremely precise timing to hit the appropriate launch windows, and assuming the crew hit the first launch window back it would still be a mission lasting about a year and a half. That is a LONG time to be stuck with the same handful of people with negligible privacy. Extended space missions have also identified problems with muscle loss, vision damage and other things we're still trying to figure out too. Whether it be Mars, Ceres, or something else, we have a lot of work to do to make anything large scale happen.
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